libXfont (SSA:2014-013-01)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] libXfont (SSA:2014-013-01)
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:30:01 -0800 (PST)

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[slackware-security] libXfont (SSA:2014-013-01)

New libXfont packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0,
14.1, and -current to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.1.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes a stack overflow when reading a BDF font file containing
a longer than expected string, which could lead to crashes or privilege
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 13.0 package:
7ee623794aef580b4bf7558d866fae65 libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
305b7cbe9b6d350c05161eacab99a80f libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
e082bca2fd00409d91631bb7156863f9 libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
7c163c76b3fb28c4fa64331f9bf4027d libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
fda77265598ffa01cb0cc89b6310d0d1 libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
815a61cd07e88234f39badf8572d25bc libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware 14.0 package:
c7152f16dc5c93123d0850138e4ff9b8 libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
26e127a7546ac150b310f40738adfbec libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 package:
8c3209463d0715b1f0bec65de5f1866f libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
449c00f274acdb484f9bef89c555930f libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
23559a0985e00a5852e59918d2d51379 x/libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
6399e8d10d536750c815000c3a0b3679 x/libXfont-1.4.7-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg libXfont-1.4.7-i486-1_slack14.1.txz


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